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  • 5 Years Ago steephyn
  • My Interpretation:
    I think this is about the lose of any loved one and the way they, and the memory of them, are treated with honor. The honor part is in these two lines that reference precious metals "dig his grave darlin' with a silver spade" and "drop him down darlin' with a golden chain". It seems also like a lullaby to calm oneself after such a hard thing. The rhythm and softness of the tune and the idea of "deep blue sea" evokes a calming effect. Absolutely gorgeous tune.
  • 5 Years Ago Aidyn
  • General Comment:
    This is a traditional American folk song from around the time of the civil war.
  • 5 Years Ago litdecoder
  • General Comment:
    I think it more specifically brings up an image of a heroin overdose perhaps. Silver spade being a spoon used in cooking it and the golden chain being the tie for the arm when injecting it. Could be way off but makes you think.
  • 6 Years Ago sterile.stars
  • General Comment:
    this song is so wonderful!
  • 6 Years Ago devendraismyhusband
  • General Comment:
    This song is so beautiful but every time I hear "Dig his grave.." I always think he says "Dick is great..." Anyone else hear that?
  • 5 Years Ago helenkeller
  • General Comment:
    HAHAHAAHAAHAHAHAHHAAAH i also hear dick is great
  • 5 Years Ago BornIndie
  • General Comment:
    Is there any meaning behind this other than someones relatives drowning?
  • 5 Years Ago sammy142
  • General Comment:
    this is a traditional American folk song, possibly from Britain. Pete Seeger and various other singers have done versions.
  • 5 Years Ago litdecoder
  • General Comment:
    I think it more specifically brings up an image of a heroin overdose perhaps. Silver spade being a spoon used in cooking it and the golden chain being the tie for the arm when injecting it. Could be way off but makes you think.
  • 3 Years Ago ottodestruct
  • General Comment:
    I rly want someone to edit this song with the movie "Deep Blue Sea" with the great Samuel L. "MOTHER FUCKIN" Jackson. But they should edit it so its just one clip of samuel jackson screaming into the camera.
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